Posted June 22, 2010 - Providence, RI

Buyers Urged To Join Mobile, Social Rush

Travel managers need to abandon some traditional concepts if they expect to keep up with travelers amid the mobile and social app revolution, advised BCD Travel director of emerging technologies Miriam Moscovici here at an Association of Corporate Travel Executives forum Monday.

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Posted May 25, 2010 - Chicago

On Location Apps At ACTE

Conversations about the eventual implementation of location-based and augmented reality mobile applications into corporate programs buzzed through the Association of Corporate Travel Executives conference last week. Applications like Foursquare and Layar were specifically mentioned, and observers said it's inevitable that corporate travel managers and suppliers will begin to use such apps to enhance programs and traveler experiences.

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Posted by: Lauren Darson | More by Lauren Darson
Posted May 17, 2010 - New York City

GetThere To Add TripCase Mobile Apps In Q3

Sabre's GetThere will integrate with Sabre's TripCase mobile applications in the third quarter, enabling automatic itinerary updates and company messaging to the TripCase handheld and Web-based applications. Sabre also announced that TripCase would develop passenger name record synchronization with multiple global distribution systems, and GetThere with TripCase would create mobile, policy-controlled air, car and hotel booking functionality.

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Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
Posted May 11, 2010

Please Leave Your Mobile Phones Turned On ...

There is a phrase you don't hear very often. In fact when we board a plane, enter a meeting or listen to the opening messages at a conference we usually hear just the opposite. Lately we hear with increasing frequency that mobile phones and the apps that we run on them will dramatically change the way we work, live and manage travel. So why are we always asked to turn them off? Read More »
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Posted May 10, 2010 - New York City

TripIt Groups Top 10,000

TripIt and its users have created more than 10,000 company groups, multiplying tenfold since the function went live about two months ago.

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Posted April 22, 2010

iTravel

Wow, check out this and/or this on Apple's travel patent application. Read More »
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Posted April 14, 2010 - Washington, DC

Federal Travel Buyers Consider Mobile

The U.S. General Services Administration is exploring the creation and rollout of mobile applications for traveling employees, and speakers here at a Society of Government Travel Professionals event last week discussed potential challenges and benefits of mobile services for taxpayer-funded travel.

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Posted April 13, 2010 - Tampa

Rearden Opens Up Mobile Platform, Considers Merchandizing On The Go

Rearden Commerce is leveraging agency relationships to import passenger name records and offer its mobile solution to travelers regardless of whether their companies use the Rearden booking tool.

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Posted March 12, 2010 - New York City

GDSX Releases Mobile Pre-Trip Approval App, Deloitte To Test

Deloitte's travel management department intends to offer employees a new iPhone application released in January by GDSX, provider of the consulting giant's pre-trip approval technology. "We aren't yet using the app," according to an email to The Beat from Deloitte senior travel services manager Brian Nichols, but are "currently looking for users to test it."

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Posted March 6, 2010

The Splinternet

Forrester analysts Josh Bernoff recently posted a blog regarding the end of the golden age of the Web and the rise of the Splinternet. As it name implies, the new environment consists of multiple devices with content and audiences fragmented across these platforms. Read More »
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